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Who is a Jew?

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Submitted by David Sternlight (United States), Dec 4, 2007 at 14:52

The only controversy about "who is a Jew" is by those who don't like the thousands of years old answer--those born of a Jewish mother or converted according to Halacha. The real issue, often obfuscated by those whose oxen are gored by the question is, "Who is a Rabbi?"

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